Corridor action

Posted by Cherry Pullinger on

Got a corridor, hallway or narrow space you want to make better use of? Spend an hour or so getting it organised and suddenly that poorly utilised space will become a dream area.

By running lengths of peg rails along the walls you can create clever storage solutions and can hang not just coats and hats but bags and gardening equipment such as watering cans, brushes and trowels.

Add a run of overhead shelving above or around head height to store boxes and baskets and keep shoes and bits and bobs off the floor.

Clever painting techniques can help make a narrow corridor or hallway seem bigger. Use a lighter colour at the top of the wall and halfway down, where a traditional dado rail might have gone, change to another colour. But always with small rooms, use light coloured paints and furniture, to help give an illusion of more space.

Once it’s all done keep the clutter under control, all too often a corridor or hallway can become a dumping ground. Make sure there’s a home for everything and everything has a home.

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